Review & Outlook: A Sugar Showdown – WSJ.com

1.4 Billion in subsidies to produce SUGAR!! I’m sure there are plenty of worse examples that I don’t know about, but this has to be one of the most insidious uses of tax dollars. Poison your constituents with a substance that is in EVERY packaged food and will slowly push them all into being fat and unhealthy.

 

For the first time in memory, there is a real chance of reining in this agribusiness welfare, which imposes a complicated system of domestic price supports coupled with domestic and import quotas that restrict the supply of lower-priced sugar.The program provides about $1.4 billion each year to fewer than 5,000 large and mostly prosperous beet and sugar cane producers.

via Review & Outlook: A Sugar Showdown – WSJ.com.

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